Blessing of the Animals Service at Barton on October 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Furry or feathered, large or small, pets and their families are invited to join the Barton College community for a “Blessing of the Animals” service to be held on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. There is no charge, and the surrounding community is invited to attend the service. Each year, on or around the date of the Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi, a number of churches mark the occasion by having a service of blessing of the animals. Theologically, its purpose is to testify to the sacredness of all of creation, to celebrate its richness and variety and, more specifically, to acknowledge the importance of […]